Working in Luxembourg

A welcoming country for your talent

The geographic location of Luxembourg at the centre of Europe, close to the German, Belgian and French borders offers many advantages. The multiculturalism and multilingualism is part of everyday lives in the country with more than 170 nationalities living side-by-side and where Luxembourg, French, German and English languages are daily used. Luxembourg is welcoming people from different origins and cultures and displaying open-mindedness to new and innovative ideas. 

A competitive research system

The European Commissions’ Innovation Union Scoreboard 2018 highlighted Luxembourg:

  • as an ‘Innovation Follower’ above Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and the UK,
  • with attractive research systems and Intellectuals assets as the strongest innovation dimensions.

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Attractive funding opportunities

The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) supports PhD students with attractive grants. According to your profile, you can benefit from the numerous programmes allocated by the FNR and set up by the Luxembourg government to attract researchers from around the world: 

  • PhD and Post-Doc: discover 'Aides à la Formation-Recherche' AFR grants
  • Young, foreign researchers: benefit from the ATTRACT programme
  • Experienced and internationally-renowned researchers: benefit from the PEARL programme.

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Luxembourg: a reliable, dynamic and open country

  • One of the best standards of living in the world
  • Efficient health and social security systems
  • An economic diversification programme, placing particular emphasis on research and the development of innovative technologies
  • The driving force of employment for the Greater Region
  • An enormous concentration of international expertise
  • European headquarters of numerous global corporations
  • Close connections, great proximity to the decision- makers and unparalleled flexibility
  • The ease of dealing with public authorities, thanks to the small size of the country. 

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